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    Quote Originally Posted by yaoxing
    Ho ho ho ho ho........ Merry Christmas.....
    For me I'm not sure why they posted me to a JC so far away. haha!
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    OH! which batch of NIE are you from??
    how did you know you will be posted to a jc to teach??

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    Quote Originally Posted by furrypaws
    hey teachers!
    like to share ur experiences on handling rebellious, defiant tuff kids?

    i got to teach a NT class last sem.. and they bully me cuz i'm new
    the older teachers told me i cannot be too friendly and smile smile smile at them... sure enuff... they all swim all over me.. i fierce also no use cuz they not scared of me liaoz...

    next yr i must start fresh. cannot smile at them on the first week.
    but will find it hard lor.. instinctively will wanna smile at them...

    any other tactics?
    When I was teaching in a neighbourhood school, I was the NT "Specialist". Every year, I get to teach them (CPA, PE, Maths). I found out that being their friend helps a lot. To start with, a lot of them comes from dysfunctional families. They look for father / mother figures amongst the teachers, and they will respect teachers who can provide that angle to them.

    To-date, the students who remember me are the NT ones. Some of them have even been caned by me!! We still meet regularly.

    Hope this helps.

    I've been in the service for 10 years. Now in MCYS school.
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    what does 'NT' stands for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reachme2003
    what does 'NT' stands for?
    NT = normal technical
    its one of the streams, amidst other bands like NA (normal acad), express and special

    a senior teacher told me once that the NT students are the ones with the hearts. express kids are too academic that they've lost touch with their feelings.. its a generalization of course.. but there's some truth in it from what i observe so far.

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    They can be quite fun to teach, but you have to have the energy to keep you going. Must be stern during the lesson proper (class management is very important, if you fail to do this, you'll lose them forever). Outside school hours try to know them better. From the words of some former students who later went to ITE and did well in their course, they say most NT students hate school because they they feel they had been discriminated by teachers and friends. All they need is fair and equal treatment. Don't deprive them of opportunities to try something just because you think they should be doing something else.

    ibitemynails: The CTs recommeded me to go to a JC I suppose. Or maybe because I had prior experience relief teaching in a JC as well. To be honest, I might have quitted teaching sooner if I weren't posted to a JC, and my interest is in the subject rather than teaching per se. Guess I'm not so dedicated a teacher anyway.

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    School's in.........

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    Hi! I've been teaching at Northland Pri School since 2000. I was the official photographer since that year too. Finally this year, I have been given time off for a much needed break. Getting sick of shooting.

    Jia Wang, you are from Chong Boon? So is my wife!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteadyHands
    Hi! I've been teaching at Northland Pri School since 2000. I was the official photographer since that year too. Finally this year, I have been given time off for a much needed break. Getting sick of shooting.

    Jia Wang, you are from Chong Boon? So is my wife!
    A photographer will never rest... Nothing to shoot, hand sure itchy one.

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    sometimes you reach a point where shooting becomes mundane. You just need to stop for a short while and let it come back to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteadyHands
    sometimes you reach a point where shooting becomes mundane. You just need to stop for a short while and let it come back to you.
    Haha... I thought so too... Every event they STILL call me, even now I not in that school anymore. Anyway, I consider it a service to them.. No $$ involved though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteadyHands
    sometimes you reach a point where shooting becomes mundane. You just need to stop for a short while and let it come back to you.
    oh yes. i just started work with a new primary school posting; so i'm keeping photography semi-underwraps now. want to settle my work first, but i wouldn't mind taking photos at sports events that my boys go to

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamestan
    School's in.........
    Sheesh ... no need to remind us ...

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    ARGH!!
    cannot take it!
    have to set exam papers already... still working through the night now.. and it's only the first week of school... =*(

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